5 bedroom detached house for saleBlasford Hill, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3
Sold STC £750,000
- House: 2,311 sq ft
- 4 bedrooms (1 en suite)
- Detached guest annexe
- 2 reception rooms
- Oak frame garden room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Detached double garage
- Gardens and grounds
- Beautiful views
A house and annexe set in a plot of almost an acre on the fringes of Chelmsford city with fantastic views over the Chelmer Valley and nature reserve. Available separately is an adjacent barn with planning consent for conversion to a separate dwelling presenting an extended family, or an owner/occupier looking for a self-build project, with a unique opportunity.
Blasford Hill is situated on the edge of Little Waltham, which lies approximately four miles north of the City of Chelmsford. The city offers a wide variety of facilities including a bustling shopping centre and excellent private and state schools. It also provides superb transport links, with a station on the mainline into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12.
Little Waltham is a picturesque Essex village which straddles the River Chelmer and possesses a number of amenities including a nursery school and primary school, a general store/coffee shop, a pub and the church of St Martin.
Tudor Cottage occupies a one acre plot on the east side of Blasford Hill with a 137 ft road frontage and enjoys beautiful views over the Chelmer Valley towards the Little Waltham Meadows Nature Reserve. The house, which is Grade II listed, dates from the 15th century, and a quote from the listing states "...timber-framed and plastered hall house with a floor inserted in the hall block in the C17, originally with cross wings on the north and south ends. The south cross wing has been demolished and the north cross wing is jettied on the upper storey. The cross wing is 2 storeys and the main block is 1 storey and attics, C20 casement windows with lattice leaded lights. Roof thatched (C20), with 2 dormers to the main block."
The accommodation is light and airy, with good ceiling height, and all the principal rooms enjoy the benefit of the surrounding views. The hall has a beautiful parquet floor and a substantial staircase and provides access to the two main reception rooms. The sitting room is well proportioned, with a magnificent fireplace and exposed beams and leads through to the garden room, which is a modern extension added in 2007. This room has the full benefit of the views over the garden and grounds, providing all-round year enjoyment, and is also accessible from the rear lobby, which includes a ground floor shower room and access through to the kitchen/breakfast room. The large kitchen has a wealth of character, with terracotta tiled floor and some period stained glass and the space has been configured to allow room for a table and chairs. There is a cosy seating area arranged around a stove at one end of the room, a walk-in pantry at the other and an extensive range of fitted units with matching dresser and an integral oven and hob.
The accommodation on the first floor is equally impressive, with four double bedrooms arranged around an L-shaped landing enjoying views to the front and back of the property. The family bathroom has been designed for additional use as an en suite for the master bedroom and has a freestanding bath and separate shower. Two bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with exposed cross-beams and all of the bedrooms have bespoke fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom, which enjoys a dual aspect, is of particular note with large picture windows framing the beautiful views.
There is also detached annexe situated close to the back of the house, which is a charming open-plan barn conversion with kitchenette, sitting area with stove, sleeping quarters and WC and this provides very useful guest accommodation.
The grounds have been landscaped to create a sheltered garden immediately behind the house, which is enclosed on two sides by the detached double garage and the annexe and, at the other end, by attractive railings to retain an open view. This area also has a large terrace wrapped around the house , a lawn and some herbaceous borders, while the rest of the grounds are laid to lawn and dotted with some specimen trees and shrubs. This lawn extends all the way down to the rear boundary, again enclosed by open railings to make the most of the views, and there is also an ornamental pond and greenhouse.
In 2015 planning permission (Ref 15/01547/FUL) was granted to convert the detached barn to the right of the house into a separate two-storey two bedroom dwelling (available by separate negotiation). The barn has its own driveway access and parking and extends to approximately 1,915 sq ft and the proposed accommodation includes a living room, a kitchen/dining room, a utility room, a ground floor cloakroom and ground and first floor bedroom suites with en suite bathroom and shower room as well as a garden and off-road parking.
House: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Guest annexe: private drainage.
Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
Square Footage: 2,737 sq ft
Acreage: 0.86 Acres
Directions (from Chelmsford Parkway)
From Parkway at the junction of Broomfield Road continue on the B1008 Broomfield Road for about 3 miles. At the roundabout for Broomfield Hospital continue straight over and the property will be found on the right hand side after approximately 500 yards.
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